Kaposvár University is one of the largest universities in the Southern Transdanubian region of Hungary. Its establishment made Kaposvár the ninth university town in the country. Kaposvár University was founded by the Hungarian Parliament on 1st January 2000 when operating faculties and colleges were integrated in Kaposvár. Currently, education and research activities are carried out in four faculties: (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Economic Science, Faculty of Pedagogy and Faculty of Arts) and in five partner institutes: the Health Center, the PET Center, the Pannon Equestrian Academy, the Feed Crops Research Institute, and the Bőszénfa Game Management and Landscape Center, where the scientific work is supported by the most modern equipment.
All of our students and teachers benefit from the primary results of the various merged institutions of higher education: our work is carried out in an open and flexible educational system which easily meets the challenges and expectations of the modern age.
Based on decades of traditions, our University plays a determining professional, occupational and cultural role in the lives of the country and the region by offering versatile and colourful study programmes with an easy transition among the degree studies.
Our recent graduates from the faculties of Agricultural Science, Economic Science, Pedagogy and Arts are able to meet better the requirements of the national and European labour markets due to our successfully operating high-quality education and research activities.
We wish to continue to improve the education and research possibilities of our University and to support the competitiveness of our students by improving our image and strengthening our foreign relations.
It can be said that at present our University is a modern, dynamic and innovative institution of Higher Education where students can responsibly invest in their future.
We hope that the information provided in our introductory brochure will be interesting for you and will open the way for our future cooperation.
- Kaposvár University, as an innovative institution, is committed to a continuous improvement regarding the world’s changing economic, technological and scientific life.
- It is capable of adjusting to the requirements of the labour market, trusting that it will influence the requirements and trends of the labour market by transferring versatile and competitive knowledge to its students.
- Besides, providing professional education, it puts emphasis on the improvement of the overall skills, abilities and practical expertise of its students.
- There are some common features within the different departments and faculties. These are the practice oriented training of professionals, and the purposeful application of new and useful professional knowledge that grant the competitive edge to the university.
- Kaposvár University aims to establish comprehensive working relations (professional practices, research projects, conferences, etc.) with, amongst others, contributors of the business world, companies in the agricultural sector, institutions of education and culture, and art and communication seminars.
- The University offers the students a vibrant, animated, active, and modern campus to enjoy their academic years.
Only the imagination or capability of the organizer can set limits to the cultural, sport and leisure activities organized for our students. These activities include permanent and regular events, as well as special occasionally activities. The art exhibitions, professional debates, concerts and parties lasting far into the night are popular not only among the students of university but also among the inhabitants of the town.
50 classrooms and 12 lecture halls can be found in the university buildings. The lecture halls can accommodate from 30 to 450 people. The building of the Faculty of Arts has 25 classrooms, and two lecture halls with a capacity for 120 and 250 people. During 2004 and 2005 the University was expanded with new buildings, where in addition to the new school block, a multifunctional Student Centre can also be found. The Student Centre includes the new, multi-storey university library which houses approximately 250,000 documents stored, and the New Student Hostel which can accommodate 350 people in double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, cable TV and internet connection for each student. In addition, a snack bar, computer and multimedia rooms, and a gym with a sauna make the students’ life more comfortable. The centre of the University is located in approximately eight-acres and is considered to be the most beautiful campus in Hungary.
Health Center - Diagnostic and Radiation Oncology Institution
The Diagnostic and Radiation Oncology Institution participates actively in the graduate and post-graduate theoretical and practical education of the university. The Health Center of Kaposvár University is the leading provider of diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology in Somogy County. The Health Center maintains numerous partnerships with hospitals and private practitioners in the South Transdanubian Region and provides a 24-hour CT and MRI emergency imaging service for the surrounding hospitals. We offer diagnostic imaging services in the fields of oncology, neuroradiology, breast, musculo-skeletal and cardio-vascular imaging. The Institute of Diagnostic Imaging and Oncoradiology provides imaging services and experimental facilities for R&D projects for biomedical and geological sciences as well as diagnostic imaging services for the veterinary medicine.
In Kaposvár University a worldwide unique PET / MR Center was established to raise us to the global leaders in the field of genetic, molecular biology, organic chemistry, neurological and radiobiology research. It is the first established center equipped with an MRI scanner, a complex radiochemical laboratory and a PET / CT equipment in Central Europe, from which only 50 exists in the world.
The instruments not only display the anatomical lesions caused by a tumor, or by cerebrovascular disease, but also give an insight into the complex physiological processes taking place in the body, and enable the early and accurate detection of diseases as well. The Center is open to participate in research and development cooperations.
The Pannon Equestrian Academy
The Pannon Equestrian Academy is one of the main units of Kaposvár University. It plays an active role within the educational programmes of the university in many ways, specifically in the teaching and training of students who are specializing in equestrian sports. Its unique infrastructure makes it possible to learn the theory and carry out the practice at the same time at a very high level. The Academy hosts prestigious national and international championships: e.g. the Dressage CDI3*W event, show-jumping, vaulting events, and the military type of equestrian sports known also as Horse Trials. The Academy provides a training place both for full-time and correspondence students following Degree Courses in Stud Farm Manager, Animal Husbandry Engineer or Agricultural Engineer at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Our equine centre is responsible for the professional education of the following new BSc Degree Courses in 2014/2015: Horse Breeding, and Equine Sports Management Engineering.
Furthermore, the Academy also participates in the organisation and education of professional courses for Farriers and Horse Trainers, as well as in the curative procedures of Therapeutic Horse Training. For all these activities the Academy disposes of three covered riding- halls and a four-season outdoor track.
Pannon Equestrian Academy is one of the centers of the domestic horse specialist training, which is also a special training location of the Hungarian Equestrian Federation.
Pannon Equestrian Academy cooperates with other partner institutions (France: Cadre Noir de Saumur, Netherlands: Wageningen, Germany: Warendorf) and riding associations (Hungarian Equestrian Federation, Hungary Therapeutic Riding Association) to provide the quality professional work.
The Feed Crops Research Institute
The Feed Crops Research Institute in Iregszemcse – as part of Kaposvár University, deals with the
cross-breeding of sunflower, protein-rich grain feed and roughage (soya, pea, chickpea) as well as with leguminous crops for human consumption (pole bean). It provides for the preservation of species, the production and distribution of crops, and the development of the production system.
Bőszénfa Game Management and Landscape Center
Bőszénfa Game Management and Landscape Center is the biggest deer farm in Hungary. Bőszénfa, a small village in the hills of Zselic, hosts the Game Management Landscape Center of Kaposvár University. The center was started as an experimental program, and now, it is one of the most important stock in Middle-Europe, with a tradition going back to two decades. The 1300 hectare land provides habitat for more than 1500 red deer, 300 wild boar, 200 fallow deer, 150 mouflon and approximately 50 roe deer. We also breed domesticated animals, such as Hungarian grey cattle, racka sheep, pigs, horses, donkeys, goats and water buffalo.
Its varied activity is unique in Hungary because game management, crop cultivation, forestry, hunting, game meat processing and tourism exist in the same unit. It takes part in many research projects and contributes to the theoretical and practical qualification of Kaposvár University students.
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers Bachelor’s degrees in the Bologna system, namely Animal Production Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Plant Production Engineer, Nature Production Engineer, and Horse Breeder and Organiser as well as a Second Degree Programme in Teacher of Agriculture. Master’s programmes are available in Agricultural Engineering, Animal Production Engineering and Animal Nutrition and Feed Safety faculties. Within the framework of postgraduate courses the opportunity is offered to study Fishery, Sheep and Goat, Horse Breeding, Pig Keeping, Cattle Breeding, Animal Nutrition and Livestock Feed Management. In addition, through professional training, special skills can be acquired such as beekeeping, ‘gold spike’ farmer, stable groom, farrier, horse trainer, horse coach, or inseminator. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is accredited for PhD education in Animal Science.
The institution provides high – level education, research and technical expertise in interdisciplinary studies. The aim of the Research Programme of the faculty is to perform research in complex topics in Animal Physiology, Biotechnology, Farm Animal Breeding, Companion Animal Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Plant Breeding and Protection, Veterinary- and Environmental Studies, Nature Protection, Wild Animal Farming and the Classification of Agricultural Products. In 2004 the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences received the Most Innovative University’s Faculty Award.
FACULTY OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE
The philosophy of the faculty is characterized by a dynamic and innovative atmosphere, a direct contact with students, a constant quality control and the implementation of a practice oriented attitude through the cooperation with branches in the industry. The Faculty of Economic Science wishes to continue to play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the region, and in providing professionals for this field. At the faculty BSc and MSc degree studies can be found in the field of Agriculture and Economic Sciences education. Besides General Economic and Company Economy education, our Economics degree studies provide specialized knowledge mainly in the financial, regional, and marketing fields. The studies of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Rural Development and Food Science dominate in our agricultural training. In the International Studies Degree programme we train specialists who learn international politics, economic, legal, and EU knowledge that make them eligible to deal with challenges in connection with the European integration process. The faculty offers vocational higher education special training programmes, and doctoral training (PhD) as well. The professionals are trained at the Faculty of Economic Science, acquiring valuable knowledge in administration, social studies, applied economics and methodologies, and are able to analyse, evaluate, and design social economic processes skilfully. They are able to make and implement decisions for economic operators, governmental institutions, local authorities, banks and credit institutions, non-profit organisations, and individual and collective entrepreneurships.
FACULTY OF PEDAGOGY
Every possible facility is provided to help our students to concentrate on their studies: a modern educational building with well-equipped lecture and seminar rooms; a well-stocked library and computer rooms. These latter ones provide our students to deepen their knowledge as well as reach and use foreign databases. The lecturers at our faculty – besides providing high quality education, also support students in gaining specific knowledge, learning the basics of scientific work furthermore, their participation in part-time education abroad.
Our BA degree programmes are the followings: Infant and Early Childhood Educator BA, Special Needs Educator and Therapist BA (Learning Disabilities and Difficulties, or Speech and Language Therapy), Pre-School Teacher BA, Primary School Teacher BA.
The Vocational Higher Education programmes provide: Infant and Child Care, Youth Work (Youth Care specialization), Communication and Media Science (Expert in Communication and Moderator), Television Production Expert at our faculty. During their university years our students gain knowledge which makes them a competitive workforce in the labour market, and provides them possibilities to go further with studies.
FACULTY OF ARTS
The Faculty of Arts celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2014 (it has been a university faculty since 2009). Its over 10.000m² building complex in the city centre contains our well-equipped lecture rooms, workshops, art rooms, performance halls, studios, laboratories, and exhibition rooms which serve the educational purposes of the faculty and offer the opportunity of performing and introducing the works of our students. Our lecturers are habilitated teachers with PhD and DL A degrees. The artists teaching at our faculty are either Kossuth-, Jászai-, Munkácsy- or Balázs Béla-prized lecturers or emerging young artists who are already known and acknowledged nationally and internationally as well. Our faculty is known as a student-, teacher- and colleague-friendly institution. The degree programmes offer the following: Acting (5-year programme); Teacher of Visual- and Environmental Culture (MA); Applied Visual Design (BA); Visual Representation (BA); Digital Graphic Design (BA); Photography (BA); Film and Media Studies (BA). By placing emphasis on the scientific research work, besides the artistic creative work, we provide the possibility for professional specialization thus ensure a modern approach in our education.
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